The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: WRESTLING: David Lopez; WEIGHTLIFTING: Leidaly Riveria; CHEER: Zoe Silver

  • Athletes of the Week: BASKETBALL; Micah Octave & Savana Crews; SOCCER: Patrick Zullo & Victoria Barreto

  • Students of the Month: Nicholas Defrancesco (fr.); Alexis Rejouis (sph.); Jordyn Geller (jun.); Jamison Turenne (sen.)

  • Teacher of the Month: Robert Carruthers; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Vivian Nelson

OH Girls Soccer Team Unbeaten After Five Games

OH Girls Soccer Team Unbeaten After Five Games

November 29, 2018


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The Olympic Heights varsity girls’ soccer team is off to perhaps its best start in recent memory with a 4-0-1 record over its first five games of the season. And even though the team won its first four games scoring a total of 29 goals and shutting out each of those first four opponents, perhaps the...

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


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Will Cunningham, an Olympic Heights weightlifter and varsity football player, is steadily making a name for himself as one of the best student athletes in the county. In this his senior year, he plans to not only set records in his weightlifting and football career, but to leave behind his mark on the...

Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Begin Postseason Play

Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Begin Postseason Play

October 14, 2018


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The Olympic Heights girls’ volleyball team and both the OH boys’ and girls’ golf teams will begin post season play Monday, October 15 in their respective district championship tournaments. The volleyball team (7-16 on the regular season) will travel to Boynton Beach High on Monday at 6:00 p.m....

Lions Down West Boca 13-3 to Run Record to 3-1

Lions Down West Boca 13-3 to Run Record to 3-1

September 16, 2018


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Winning ugly. But winning. The Olympic Heights football team used two Connor Hone to Jack Coulson touchdown passes to beat West Boca 13-3 on Friday, Sept. 14, on the Bulls’ home field. What many thought would be a “get well” game for the Lions after being man-handled by Cardinal Newman a...

Lions Football Team Falls 40-20 to Cardinal Newman

Lions Football Team Falls 40-20 to Cardinal Newman

September 9, 2018


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After holding its opponents to a total of 13 points over the first two games of the 2018 campaign and posting a 2-0 record, the Olympic Heights football team met more than its match on Friday night as the Cardinal Newman Crusaders came into Corey Lewis stadium and had their way with the Lions, 40-20. Particularly...

Olympic Heights Football Team Off to 2-0 Start; Looking to Build on Victories

Olympic Heights Football Team Off to 2-0 Start; Looking to Build on Victories

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018


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The Olympic Heights football team is off to a 2-0 start after beating Boynton Beach 7-6 in what Head Coach Baz Alfred called a “sloppy” game in the season opener on Aug. 24, and then pounding cross-town rival Spanish River 42-7 on Aug. 30. In the season and home-opener, Boynton Beach’s game-opening,...

Olympic Heights Special Olympians Shine at State Games

Olympic Heights Special Olympians Shine at State Games

May 21, 2018


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The long weeks of hard training put in by the Olympic Heights Special Olympics Team under Coach Robin Williams and Coach Joseph Leaming have paid off as team members selected to represent Palm Beach County at the State Games at Disney's Wide World of Sports brought home two gold medals, two silver medals,...

Keith Mackrey Hired As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

Keith Mackrey Hired As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

April 9, 2018


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  Olympic Heights has hired Keith Mackrey as its new boys’ varsity basketball head coach.  Mackrey will be replacing Matt Ryder who is leaving to take the athletic director position at Boca Raton High School after serving as the Olympic Heights head coach for three years. Mackrey ha...

OH Wrestler Troy Jaffy Wins State Championship; Ethan Davis Finishes Second

OH Wrestler Troy Jaffy Wins State Championship; Ethan Davis Finishes Second

March 4, 2018


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Olympic Heights senior wrestler Troy Jaffy won the state championship in the 220-pound division at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee Saturday night with a 4-2 come-from-behind decision over Seabreeze’s Braden Buswell. OH junior Ethan Davis took second place in the 170-pound division, losing on...

Lions Boys Basketball Teams Look for Strong Finish

Lions Boys Basketball Teams Look for Strong Finish

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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*This story, originally posted on Jan. 16,  has been updated to include the results of the Boys Varsity game of Jan. 16 vs. West Boca. The Olympic Heights Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams are in the final home stretch of their respective seasons. The Varsity team is 5-8 and the JV te...

Defense Shines As Girls Soccer Downs Boca Christian 2-0

Defense Shines As Girls Soccer Downs Boca Christian 2-0

January 9, 2018


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It’s hard to win when you don’t score, and in soccer it’s hard to score when you don’t get off a single shot on goal. That was the case for Boca Raton Christian when facing the Olympic Heights girls’ soccer team on Monday, Jan. 8, as the OH defense shut down the Blazers 2-0. The win gives...

13 OH Athletes Earn PB Post Fall All-Area Teams Honors

13 OH Athletes Earn PB Post Fall All-Area Teams Honors

January 8, 2018


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Six members of the Olympic Heights football team have been named to the Palm Beach Post's All-Area second team with another three earning an honorable mention. In addition, three OH golfers and one cross country runner earned honorable mentions for their respective sports. Named to the Post's All-Area football...

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